Eurosport renews MXGP rights until 2022

Slovenian Tim Gajser competes in the motocross MXGP Grand Prix (Photo by KRISTOF VAN ACCOM/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

International broadcaster Eurosport has renewed its media rights to the FIM Motocross World Championship until 2022.

Inventory covers all MXGP and MX2 races and will be exploited live on Eurosport’s linear channels and the Eurosport app.

The deal starts with the final three races of the 2020 season, which take place next month. The season usually runs from March to September but was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eurosport’s prior agreement covered 2018 and 2019, but the broadcaster was showing races in 2020 prior to the new deal.

Eurosport agreed the deal with Infront Moto Racing, an arm of the Infront agency. Infront Moto Racing manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional worldwide rights to MXGP. The company was formerly known as Youthstream and rebranded in February.

Infront Moto Racing has agreed a number of deals starting in the 2020 season, including with Dutch public broadcaster NOS, commercial broadcaster MTV3 in Finland, public-service broadcaster Rai in ItalyCBS Sports Network in the US, and motorsport-focused channel Automoto La Chaîne in France.

Infront Moto Racing also commercialises the rights to the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the Motocross European Championship and the Motocross of European Nations.

Earlier this month, Eurosport Events, which is an arm Eurosport, agreed a 10-year deal to become the global promoter of all FIM speedway events.